Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-1123 Physical Therapists



Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 50096$41.68/hr$32.08/hr$35.70/hr$41.57/hr$47.15/hr$51.25/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services120$42.38/hr
Education and Health Services4,560$41.56/hr
Public Administration60$44.91/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$42.04/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$42.70/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$40.51/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$40.45/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$39.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$41.25/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 200$40.93/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$37.41/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 250$39.00/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$39.06/hr12.1%
Southwest Minnesota 300$41.23/hr4.8%
Northwest Balance of State 360$41.46/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 460$42.98/hr22.8%
Northwest Minnesota 500$41.57/hr12.8%
Southeast Minnesota 520$41.67/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,770$41.66/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,050$41.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,740$41.62/hr17.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Occupational Therapists 2,960$36.08/hr11.0%
Exercise Physiologists 270$27.74/hr10.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,780$26.99/hr18.6%
Nurse Midwives 270$53.07/hr15.1%
Chiropractors 1,100$40.13/hr11.2%
Athletic Trainers 740$50,180.75/yr20.5%
Registered Nurses 69,000$38.12/hr11.1%
Nurse Practitioners 3,880$56.52/hr27.8%
Physician Assistants 1,980$56.34/hr30.9%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 680$25.18/hr19.2%


  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.